Theater, Performance und Tanz in Hamburg - Kampnagel

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Spielzeiteröffnung 2020/21
Joana Tischkau:


  • © Daniel Michael Shaw
Theater & Performance / Wheelchair users / With hearing amplification
  • Thu, 24.09.2020 21:00
    Kampnagel – K1
  • Fri, 25.09.2020 21:00
    Kampnagel – K1
  • Sat, 26.09.2020 21:00
    Kampnagel – K1

It seems as if pop culture repeatedly claims that it is capable of overcoming racist power structures. This colour-blindness is addressed with a childish naivety and PLAYBLACK proves that exactly the opposite is true. Hijacking the format of the German TV program Mini Playblack Show, Joana Tischkau uses it to show that the lived experience of whiteness is not universal. PLAYBLACK exposes the ambivalent potential of the copy: In what way can they become an expression of solidarity, but also drift into being caricatures? The white German desire for Black embodiment is exposed when we lose ourselves in the recesses, memories and projections of African American and Afro-German cultural productions.

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  • Concept, choreography: Clara Reiner, Joana Tischkau
  • Sound director: Jan Gehmlich
  • Dramaturgie: Elisabeth Hampe
  • Performance: Annedore Antrie, Clara Reiner, Joana Tischkau
  • Kostüme: Ina Trenk
  • Print: Nadine Bakota
  • Lights: Dennis Dieter Kopp
  • Graphic design / stage: Justus Gelberg
  • Head of production: Lisa Gehring
  • Thanks to: Bojana Kunst, Vanessa Thompson, Heiner Goebbels, Elisa Liepsch, Aran Kleebauer, Daniel Shaw

PLAYBLACK is a production by Joana Tischkau in cooperation with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and the Choreography and Performance Department of the Hessian Theater Academy, supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt.
The guest performance is supported by NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Gastspielförderung Tanz, sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, as well as the Ministries of Culture and the Arts of the Länder.

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